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Decorated Initial, In Ailred Of Rievaulx, The Miracles Of Edward The Confessor

Decorated Initial, In Ailred Of Rievaulx, The Miracles Of Edward The Confessor

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1195

Shelfmark: Cotton MS Vespasian B XI

Item number: f.103r

Length: 25.5

Width: 17.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Following immediately from an account of Edward's life, a series of stories tells of miracles that occurred at his tomb in Westminster Abbey. The text on this page starts near an account of how, with St. Edward's aid, Harold achieved victory at the battle of Stamford Bridge (mentioned in the 13th line of the second column). The initial 'F' which follows introduces an account of a blind man whose sight was restored after having a dream in which Edward rose from his tomb.

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